Bioinformatician | GenomeWeb


Icahn School of Medicine
Job Location
New York, NY 10029
commensurate with experience and education.
Job Description

Bioinformatics and database analyst position available at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC to participate in an active, multidisciplinary research team studying the genomics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Bioinformatician will manage and organize large databases, and conduct statistical analysis of genomic data, and workd directly with the Cho Laboratory (

The Bioinformatician will work with a group of researchers/biologists on innovative genomic analyses of structural variation, epigenetics, and gene expression in an integrated environment combining experimental and computational approaches to human disease. The Bioinformatician will support research projects by delivering bioinformatics services for bio-medical data from cutting-edge genomic technologies.

The ideal candidate will have strong statistical and programming expertise in relational databases, scripting languages, and Web interfaces. 

  • MS or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field.
  • Outstanding programming skills in R, Perl, Python, Java, C++, and Unix shell scripting.
  • Excellent track record of analyzing next generation sequencing data. Experience in network analysis a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics concepts, methods and tools. Familiarity with genomic data tools, repositories, and databases.
  • Strong attention to detail and solid analytical skills.
  • Ability to work hard and independently while contributing to the team effort and adhering to deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with track record of productive collaborations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work concurrently on several projects, and good understanding of analytic complexities to do independent research as well as assist other researchers
How to Apply

Submit to 1. A complete CV, including a list of publications. 2. A one-page statement of how your training and expertise connects to our research interests. 3. Contact information for at least 3 references. 

About Our Organization

The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology are closely integrated, but have separate mandates. 

The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences is a traditional medical-academic department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that conducts basic research, trains fellows who specialize in research or counseling, and educates the next generation of doctors and genetic counselors in cutting-edge precision medicine techniques. Additionally, the Department, as part of a major medical center, is the home to our genetic testing lab and medical genetics clinic. 

The Icahn Institute focuses on deploying an interdisciplinary team to harness the best biological and computational skillsets to focus on important questions that (because they may be experimental or cross disciplines) are not amenable to typical grant funding. In disease areas such as Crohn's disease and schizophrenia where illnesses arise from multiple, complex factors, the Institute helps the Department translate basic research into clinical care.

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